I was shocked when I opened these sheets - they are SO scratchy and rough that I actually double-checked the label to make sure I had been shipped the 800 tc sheets I ordered. I should have just packaged them up and returned them, but I made the mistake of thinking the sheets would soften up when washed (to be more like my other sets of 800+ tc Egyptian Cotton sheets that I know and love). FYI - they do not soften. If anything, they are more scratchy. Ironing doesn't work either. What a waste of money!